Time for a video doing a specific RAW edit. This is a basic edit, showing my normal workflow from beginning to end. If you’re just getting started with Darktable, or RAW editing in general, this is a good summary of the whole process. Despite my somewhat boring story at the start, stick with it. ;)

The basics of crop, exposure, histograms, white balance, local contrast, drawn masks, denoise (profiled), velvia, vibrance, saturation and vignetting are introduced, and I even manage to find a bug in Darktable (fixed in under 24 hours after I reported it).

A couple of corrections:

  • velvia mid-tone bias avoids saturating the midtones, in order to keep skin tones looking natural.
  • The drawn masks used in this video were introduced in darktable 1.4

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